BMC completes 60 per cent of pre-monsoon nullah cleaning in eastern suburbs

On Thursday, the Standing Committee chief along with Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) P. Velrasu visited the eastern suburbs.

BMC completes 60 per cent of pre-monsoon nullah cleaning in eastern suburbs
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It is expected that monsoon will be arriving in Mumbai by the second week of June and in order to avoid waterlogging in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking necessary measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The BMC Standing Committee chief Yashwant Jadhav recently visited the eastern suburbs to check on the pre-monsoon nullah cleaning work and learned that 60 per cent of the work had been completed.

Furthermore, Jadhav instructed the civic officials to complete the pending repair work for roads in the city before the onset of monsoon.

On Thursday, the Standing Committee chief along with Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) P. Velrasu visited the eastern suburbs. This was the second time, Jadhav had visited the eastern Mumbai to check on the pending pre-monsoon nullah cleaning work. He said that the work is being conducted on a 24-hour basis and the road repair work is being carried out alongside. 

He began his inspection from LBS Marg in Kurla (West) which is one of the areas that gets waterlogged every year. He observed the work that was being conducted in the eastern suburbs at Sheetal Cinema, Sanjay Nagar Police Station, Mahendra Park Junction, Ghatkopar, Saisrushti Building, Ambewadi Junction, R.C. Marg in Chembur, Indira Nagar. In some places, small culverts have been constructed and connected to the main rainwater drainage system. This will help in draining the water without flooding, officials said.

The officials also added that the entire 21-km stretch from Sion Station to Check Naka is being reconstructed for better transportation during monsoon and the Standing Committee chief inspected the progress of the work.

Jadhav also instructed the civic officials to inspect the Laxmi Baug nullah near the Eastern Express Highway and provide information on how much sludge has been removed and how the rest of the work will be completed on time. He also checked on the nullah cleaning work at Subhash Nagar, Mankhurd. Since the nullah submerges in the nearby creek, the garbage flows into the creek during monsoon which causes flooding. Therefore, Jadhav has ordered the installation of protective nets to prevent the garbage from flowing into the creek.

The inspection drive came to an end after Jadhav met with the officials and took note of the work completed at the 2.1 km long Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road. The civic body has planned the construction of the first-ever three-lane flyover between the two places and plans to complete the construction by 2021.

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